BOSTON – Brighton High School librarian Karen Smidt, who hadn't run farther than 6 miles in the past two months because of an injury, finished the Boston Marathon April 18 in a time of 4 hours, 21 minutes and 8 seconds.
She averaged about 6 mph (10 minutes per mile) in the famed road race. Her top speed of 6 1/2 mph came during the first 5 kilometers of the race. Her slowest pace (5.51) came between the 30K and 35K mark.
Smidt tore her hamstring two months ago.